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ILLINOIS STATE Softball

5-10 | Jr. | IF Hartsburg, Ill. Hartsburg-Emden HS 2009: 2009 All-Valley First Team ... 2009 NFCA Mideast AllRegion Team selection... named Missouri Valley Conference Co-Player of the Week (April 20) ... played all 50 games and started in 47...recorded 49 hits with 22 runs scored and 30 RBIs ... knocked 11 doubles and 11 homeruns on the season ... led the team in batting average (.338), slugging percentage (.641), on base percentage (.432) and home runs (11) ... tied with former Redbird Amber Smith and led the team with 30 RBIs. 2008: Finished third on the team in home runs (7) and slugging percentage (.543) ... set the Illinois State single-game RBI record with seven runs driven in at Northern Iowa (May 4) ... previously tied the ISU single-game RBI record at six against UNC-Charlotte (Feb. 29) ... her three home runs and 13 total bases at Northern Iowa (May 4) tied Illinois State’s singe-game records for most home runs and most total bases by an individual ... named the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week March 5 ... drove in ISU’s only two runs in the top of the first inning of the Redbirds’ 2-0 upset victory over then-No. 23 North Carolina (March 2) at the NFCA Leadoff Classic ... her first-career home run was a grand slam against Charlotte (Feb. 29 ) ... recorded her first-career hit against NC State (Feb. 9) ... scored her first-career run against NC State (Feb. 9).

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Hartsburg-Emden HS: Participated in softball and volleyball... started all four years in softball; and started sophomore, junior and senior year in volleyball...four-time all-conference selection in softball...selected to the Pantagraph All-Area Softball Team as a senior...softball team went to the first round of sectionals sophomore and junior year...three-time all-conference selection in volleyball...Lincoln Courier Player of the Year in volleyball senior year...All-state and high school All-America volleyball selection senior year.

Meet the Redbirds

# 16 ABBY OLSON

Summer Team: BNGSA Angles Extreme coached by Bill Meyer Personal: Born Dec. 5, 1988 ... Parents: Tracy and Stacy Olson ... Siblings: Drew, Clay, and Emme ... brother, Drew, played baseball for Lincoln College ... Major: criminal justice.

Year AVG GP/GS AB

R

H

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

OB%

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

2008 .272 39/35

92

12

25

4

0

7

25

50

.543

17

2

26

.396

SF SH 0

2

0

0

13

2

20

.920

2009 .338 50/47

145

22

49

11

0

11

30

93

.641

21

3

34

.432

0

1

0

1

123

10

20

.943

Total .312 89/82

237

34

74

15

0

18

55 143

.603

38

5

60

.418

0

3

0

1

136

12

20

.940

2010 Redbird Softball Media Guide

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2010 Illinois State Softball Media Guide  

An indepth look of the Illinois State softball program.

2010 Illinois State Softball Media Guide  

An indepth look of the Illinois State softball program.

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